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Usage note
This word is often used in the plural in the sense shown in 1).
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (canopy)
a. foliage
La fronda en esa parte del bosque era muy densa.The foliage in that part of the woods was very dense.
b. leaves
Las frondas de los árboles que rodeaban la casa la mantenían sombreada y fresca.The leaves of the trees surrounding the house kept it shady and cool.
2. (botany)
a. frond
Las frondas del helecho se secaron al llegar el invierno.The fern fronds dried up when winter came.
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1 (hoja) frond
2 frondas (follaje) foliage
; (s)
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